Friday, October 1, 2010

bright spot of the day

"bright spot"
mixed media collage
8" x 8" x 1 1/8" wood panel
(c) 2010 julie king

one of my favorite bright spots each day is that first wonderful cup of morning coffee. i drink mine a little on the weak side with lots of creamer and sugar. since i moved to hagerstown and i'm driving to dayton to work each day i don't have my coffee until i get to work. i'm confident that the hour-long drive paired with a full cup of coffee would not sit well on my old, too-small, overactive bladder. so i endure the caffeine-free drive anticipating that first smooth sip at my desk. heaven!!

"bright spot" is created on the first of several wood painting panels i bought from andrew's reclaimed etsy shop. i love these wood panels made from reclaimed cedar. not only are they smooth, lightweight and easy to work on, they also smell wonderfully aromatic. for this piece i used acrylics and india ink on the background and then used a few small pieces of that grippy, bumpy shelf liner to apply texture. i used a dark gray charcoal pencil to draw the cup and then i used acrylics and pearl ex pigments to add the cup and the tea color. tea is rubberstamped and the butterfly and words "bright spot of the day" are collaged paper.

i'm working on a shop update and this will be one of several originals listed soon!!


Emakesart said...

Hi! I'm so glad I found you today and I'm so touched by your sweet comments. Your artwork, including this one just makes me happy!
I thought I signed up to follow earlier, but just realized I didn't. Must've gotten caught up in your wonderful artwork (and that plastic surgery post ; ) haha! I'm following now so your blog will be the bright spot in my day.


Joyce said...

This one warms my heart with its warm colors. xo

Lyn said...

It's lovely Julie and sums up that first cuppa of the day!

Porch Days said...

I love this art work, especially the butterfly on the cup. Coffee is a bright spot every morning for me too.

Mary said...

adorable art!